DCF TO HOLD PUBLIC MEETINGS TO DISCUSS CHILD WELFARE SERVICES IN NORTH CENTRAL FLORIDA
(ALACHUA, BAKER, BRADFORD, COLUMBIA, DIXIE, GILCHRIST, HAMILTON, LAFAYETTE, LEVY, MADISON, SUWANNEE, TAYLOR AND UNION COUNTIES)
The Florida Department of Children and Families will hold two public meetings to discuss the state of the child welfare system in North Central Florida, including foster care and adoptions. These meetings are part of a standard and ongoing process to gather information in preparation for a future release of an Invitation to Negotiate for the DCF contract for adoption and foster care services in these thirteen counties.
At these meetings, there will be a review of what is currently working in the child welfare system, gaps in services that will need to be filled, and critical areas where improvement is needed.
Here are the dates and times of these meetings.
WEDNESDAY MAY 15, 2013, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM, Department of Transportation
Building, District 2 Office, Madison Room, 1109 South Marion Avenue, Lake
City, FL 32025
THURSDAY MAY 16, 2013, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM, Department of Transportation
Building, 5301 NE 39th Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32602
Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Intercepts Threatening Letter
Out of Abundance of Caution, Department Initiates Normal Safety Measures
TALLAHASSEE— The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) has re-opened for business after a threatening letter led officials to close the building this morning. Following standard protocol, the building was temporarily evacuated until deemed safe by the Regional Domestic Security Task Force.
After conducting field tests on the letter and the office in which it was received, members of the task force believe no credible threat was posed. However, exercising an abundance of caution, the letter will undergo confirmatory laboratory testing by the Florida Department of Health.
Julie L. Jones, Executive Director of the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles said, “We
appreciate the quick response of the first responders to the Kirkman Building, especially the Tallahassee Fire
Department, Tallahassee Police Department, FBI, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and Leon
County Emergency Medical Services. I am proud of our employees who displayed their professionalism
throughout the process.”
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excellence in service, education and enforcement. The Department is leading the way to a safer Florida through
the efficient and professional execution of its core mission: the issuance of driver licenses, vehicle tags and
titles and operation of the Florida Highway Patrol. To learn more about DHSMV and the services offered, visit
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